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KLOR-CON 8

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

419K
Medicare Part D Claims
$15.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 192,895 $6.54M
Florida 38,149 $903K
Texas 27,488 $692K
Pennsylvania 21,835 $603K
Oklahoma 21,452 $559K
Ohio 17,652 $543K
New York 14,489 $453K
Illinois 13,916 $392K
Alabama 13,616 $300K
Tennessee 12,500 $294K
Indiana 9,625 $317K
Georgia 9,552 $231K
Kentucky 9,319 $224K
North Carolina 8,791 $239K
Michigan 8,445 $273K
New Jersey 7,734 $255K
Missouri 6,845 $178K
Mississippi 6,669 $143K
Arizona 6,597 $187K
Louisiana 6,572 $144K
Oregon 5,600 $158K
Arkansas 5,538 $131K
Virginia 5,081 $159K
Washington 4,910 $152K
Minnesota 4,249 $139K
South Carolina 3,963 $99.9K
Puerto Rico 3,558 $74.4K
Massachusetts 3,499 $121K
New Mexico 2,655 $79.4K
West Virginia 2,565 $61.7K
Kansas 2,476 $75.2K
Nevada 2,404 $58K
Utah 2,327 $66.8K
Maryland 2,060 $73.5K
Wisconsin 1,982 $65.2K
Colorado 1,903 $56.2K
Iowa 1,710 $54.4K
Idaho 1,649 $45.4K
North Dakota 1,639 $41.8K
Nebraska 1,450 $37.1K
Connecticut 1,326 $46.2K
South Dakota 1,284 $38.8K
Montana 1,202 $28.8K
Rhode Island 946 $27.3K
New Hampshire 613 $23K
Maine 580 $20K
Delaware 508 $13.1K
District of Columbia 407 $9,596
Wyoming 258 $5,281
Hawaii 251 $7,482
Alaska 166 $3,215
Vermont 123 $4,146
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIQUEL SANTIAGO

General Practice

Claims Filled290

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

BAO TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

POMONA

California

SAMUEL KUO M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled278

TULARE

California

RONALD BJARNASON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

HILMAR

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES PRADIEU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled276

TAHLEQUAH

Oklahoma

VINOD KAURA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ELVIS TANSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

STOCKTON

California

CHARLES HOLZNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled263

DOWNEY

California

JUAN ALMAGUER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled261

LOS ANGELES

California

MUHAMMAD MEMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

COMPTON

California

ROBERT DEAN D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled256

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled254

GLENDALE

California

MOHAMMAD ASHRAF MD

Claims Filled250

MADERA

California

HANAN LOBEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

VAN NUYS

California

UDAY MISHRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

OCALA

Florida

HEMCHAND KOLLI M.D

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled247

HEMET

California

ARA SOGHOMONIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

FRESNO

California

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled244

LOS ANGELES

California

RODERIC SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled244

DURANT

Oklahoma

JONATHAN TYE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled241

WEST COVINA

California

BIJAN BADIHIAN D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled240

CLAREMONT

California

ASSAD DARAWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

INDIO

California

SHOVEK BOYADJIAN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

PANORAMA CITY

California